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Teams & Riders Team Visma - Lease a Bike

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Ah I see.

The blurred picture silently comes into clear patterns.

So, this is all intentional by Visma, just motivating knockles on the shoulders.

"No no, Jonas, you misunderstood - you reeally have to show the world who is the strongest. The Combloux massacre doesn't count"

I see several Netflix blockbuster titles in the making.
"A Yellow Team 2024: Ride to Survive - or Stay Home Safe?"

Or if the unthinkable happens, a fishing factory boy yet again climbing the beer crates in Paris to the top:
"The Overcoming - Part 2"
[Legal Age: +21]
 
Assuming that Vingegaard will be ready for the Tour, I think Visma can still build a strong team to support him in the mountains with Kuss, Jorgenson and Kelderman (assuming that he doesn't crash hard in TDS) however the biggest problem that I see is that the rouleur support will be much thinner than before with Van Hooydonck gone from cycling and now Van Baarle out of the Tour as well. This makes me think that Van Aert will need to ride the Tour regrdless of his shape because otherwise Vingegaard will be left just with Laporte and Tratnik for the flat.

I don't even know who will be the 8th rider, maybe Gesink?

Kooij. There are doubt about Vingegaard's form, so you may as well bring Kooij for sprints who can combine with VWA.
 
Dumoulin is opting for Kooij indeed. I find that very unlikely unless they have severe doubts on Vingegaards ability to reach the Tour in top form, Visma still has enough climbing capabilities to replace DvB and SK: Kelderman, Tullett, Gesink and their team is tailored towards a GC fight.

 
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Merijn Zeeman leaves Visma , how can they spin it to a positive? :confused_old:

Positive future! Richard Plugge says," the team will continue building on the foundations that have led to many successes in recent years." :D

Jonas not so amused ... https://velo.outsideonline.com/road...ashing-ds-zeeman-to-leave-visma-lease-a-bike/
“Merijn is very, very important for the team,” Vingegaard told the press before the news was confirmed Wednesday. “He’s been a big part of the team for the whole time I’ve been here, and before that. It will be a big loss if he moves on.”
 
Merijn Zeeman leaves Visma , how can they spin it to a positive? :confused_old:

Positive future! Richard Plugge says," the team will continue building on the foundations that have led to many successes in recent years." :D

Jonas not so amused ... https://velo.outsideonline.com/road...ashing-ds-zeeman-to-leave-visma-lease-a-bike/
“Merijn is very, very important for the team,” Vingegaard told the press before the news was confirmed Wednesday. “He’s been a big part of the team for the whole time I’ve been here, and before that. It will be a big loss if he moves on.”
Explosive stuff indeed!
 
Assuming that Vingegaard will be ready for the Tour, I think Visma can still build a strong team to support him in the mountains with Kuss, Jorgenson and Kelderman (assuming that he doesn't crash hard in TDS) however the biggest problem that I see is that the rouleur support will be much thinner than before with Van Hooydonck gone from cycling and now Van Baarle out of the Tour as well. This makes me think that Van Aert will need to ride the Tour regrdless of his shape because otherwise Vingegaard will be left just with Laporte and Tratnik for the flat.

I don't even know who will be the 8th rider, maybe Gesink?
You forgot Benoot. As of right know I'd say their team would look like this:
Vingegaard
van Aert
Kuss
Jorgenson
Benoot
Laporte
Tratnik
Kelderman

Last year it was van Baarle and Van Hooydonck instead of Tratnik and Jorgenson.
 
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Well, race analysis and strategy consultant isn’t exactly DS, but it‘s still a big step up for him.
That sounds like he's the videotape manager. (actually pretty important in some sports like basketball or football)

I do hope he's providing deeper and more numbers based analysis than on the LR podcast. It's entertaining but I haven't heard anything to make me think, wow, this guy's a tactical genius.
 
He's hired a swimming coach to manage the fitness/nutrition program.
Swimmers are robots compared to cyclists and their job demands. Can't see that helping much unless they hired a tri-athlete coach to manage time trialing technical support. Then it absolutely wouldn't be Plugge's fault.....

Back in the day, Ineos signed Kerrison from a non-cycling background and it worked.
 
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Storholdet præsenterer snart sin Tour-trøje, og den bliver i blålige farver. Det bekræfter Team Visma | Lease a Bike over for TV 2 Sport.

Dét passer til farven på de cykler, som Jonas Vingegaard, Wout van Aert og Christophe Laporte den seneste tid har brugt under højdetræningslejren i Tignes.
The big team will soon present its Tour jersey, and it will be in bluish colours. Team Visma | Lease a Bike confirms this to TV 2 Sport.

This matches the colour of the bikes that Jonas Vingegaard, Wout van Aert and Christophe Laporte have recently used during the altitude training camp in Tignes.
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